Bachelor of Pharmacy

Curtin University

This course offers practical experience as well as a theoretical grounding in the discipline of pharmacy and is the only undergraduate program in Western Australia that leads to registration as a pharmacist. It is taught with a hands-on approach, with a range of laboratories and facilities available to enhance teaching and provide essential practical skills. Pharmacists are involved in the development, testing, manufacture and distribution of medicines and the monitoring of drug therapy. In the first semester of the third year, students are either selected for the honours program or continue with the standard third and fourth year course structure.

Course Fee:

International: $136,400

Entry Requirements:

Essential: Chemistry ATAR and Mathematical Methods ATAR. Biology or human biology provides valuable preparation for the course. Applicants using the IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System) require a minimum IELTS overall band score of 7.0 (min. bands of 7.0) or equivalent. STAT is not accepted for entry to this course, but may be used to demonstrate English competence requirements.


The course contains core units plus streams.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at

Further information:

The main areas of specialisation are pharmaceutics; pharmaceutical biology; microbiology; physiology; pharmacology; pharmaceutical chemistry; pharmacognosy. These develop into pharmaceutical practice and pharmacotherapy, which consider professional pharmacy roles. Each year of the course must be passed before proceeding to the next year. For further information please contact Curtin Future Students on (08) 9266 1000 or email Scholarships are now available to provide financial support to encourage and enable Year 12 students living in a rural or remote area wishing to study Pharmacy at university. If you would like further information on the scholarship program or an application form, please contact the Rural Pharmacy Team at or telephone (02) 6270 1888. Suitable applicants can go to and follow the prompts to Rural section for application information and deadlines. Curtin code B-PHARM


The Bachelor of Pharmacy is fully accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council. Students are required to complete 1824 hours of pre-registration training before they can register to practice as a pharmacist in Australia. Pharmacists registered in Australia can apply to practice in New Zealand. The degree is recognised worldwide, although some countries require the fulfilment of additional educational or practical training programs. Graduates of this course are required to complete a pre-registration training period and register as a pharmacist prior to being able to commence practice in most areas of the profession. The degree is recognised in Australia and New Zealand for registration as professional pharmacists. Registration in Asia and the United Kingdom is also possible, where certain requirements are satisfied. This course is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council.

Accepts International Students:


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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley - main campus 76.05 No Full time 4 years

Curtin is Western Australia’s most preferred university and has more than 56,000 students across its campuses and online. New students can expect to become part of a forward thinking, international culture committed to sharing innovative ideas.

The university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, humanities, health sciences, resources, engineering and related sciences. 

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Curtin’s growing reputation has seen the university rapidly rise up the international rankings in recent years. In 2018 it was ranked among the top one per cent of the world’s universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

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Curtin has campuses in Perth, Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius and Singapore, as well as course delivery through more than 130 partner institutions worldwide.

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Curtin’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses are regularly reviewed by industry, business and government to ensure graduates are prepared for today’s changing global market.

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